• Ben Farmer

Arboretum is a book that takes seventeen individual unique and ancient trees around the world and renews their mystical, mythical qualities. By bringing together the legends, narratives and discourses that surround them, we explored these trees as sites for forging multidisciplinary stories and playing with the many ways they are deeply rooted in our cultures. Above all else, we were interested in re-mythologising the trees in Arboretum. We wanted to steer clear of creating a fact-file, and instead found creative ways to tell concise and engaging stories about the trees through a mix of illustration, infographics, writing and photography.